Interplay Announces "Interplay Discovery"
New initiative aimed at aiding smaller developers in publish their titles, first set of titles also revealed.
Interplay Entertainment has unveiled "Interplay Discovery", a new publishing initiative aimed at smaller developers.
"Interplay Discovery will introduce promising developers from all over the world to the global market by releasing great new games at great prices," said Hervé Caen, CEO of Interplay. "So far our efforts are paying off and we have discovered two new games from two new developers."
The program is open to developers who have a project that is near completion. Eric Caen, president of Interplay explains.
"Publishing agreements for promising titles typically can be signed within a few days of product submission. At that point, Interplay's team of design & gameplay experts can help developers through the finalization, optimization, approval and publishing processes. We hope to bring great games to market very regularly, as we are starting to do with these first two games. Who knows, one of these new developers could become as famous as some of the current greats previously published by Interplay."
Two titles have already been announced under the label, Pinball Yeah and Tommy Tronic. Developed by Portugal based CodeRunners, Pinball Yeah allows gamers to play through various themed pinball tables. Ricardo Teixeira of Coderunners added the following,
"Our main objective is to give the players fun and immersive fantasy gameplay on our pinball tables, an area that has been left unexplored, while still providing a classic mechanical table for the hardcore fans. It's an honor to work with Interplay and taking part in Interplay Discovery presents an amazing opportunity for indie developers. This is our first game, after which we plan to add more content to Pinball Yeah and create other games with novel experiences for gamers worldwide."
Ukrainian developer Oasis Games is behind Tommy Tronic, the title attempts to return to the roots of classic 2D platforming. A genre the developer believes has been left "unjustly abandoned". Nick Conlon, creator of Tommy Tronic universe had the following to say,
"At Oasis Games we believe traditional 2D platformers have been unjustly abandoned by the game development community at large. We've done our bit to change that. Tommy Tronic will bring those old school memories flooding back!"
Pinball Yeah will release this October for Mac, PC and iPhone/iPad. Tommy Tronic will release in October for PC.